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Found 11th Aug 2013
Product Information
Quick & Easy to Install No Expert Help Required
View on your Existing TV, Monitor or Smartphone
Up to 50 Days Continuous Recording
Fully Weatherproof Cameras with Night Vision
DIY Kit with All Fixtures, a Detailed Manual & Installation Guide Included
Local-Rate UK-Based Support Line

Contents - 2x Outdoor, Weatherproof, Night Vision Cameras, A Digital Video Recorder (DVR), 2x 18.3M (60Ft) Power/Video Cables (to Connect the Cameras to the Recorder), 1x Power Adapter, 1x 5-Way Power Splitter (for the DVR and up to 4 Cameras), A Remote Control and a Mouse to use with the DVR, and Instruction Manual and Wall Fittings (Screws and Wall Plugs).

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Digital Video Recorder
• Hard Drive: SATA 500GB (installed), 2TB (capacity)
• Video Input: 4 Channels
• Video Output: 1 Composite Video Output
• Display: 1/4 Optional
• Video Standard: PAL 25fps; NTSC 30fps
• Audio Input/Output: 1 Input, 1 Output
• Audio Compression: ADPCM
• Video Compression: H.264 (CBR)
• Image Quality: CIF/ HD1/ D1
• Resolution: 4 D1 Record & 4CH Playback
• Video Bit Rate: CIF: 384~768 Kbps
HD1: 512~1024 Kbps
D1: 512~1024 Kbps
• Audio Bit Rate: 32Kbps
• Serial: RS485 *1
• LAN: 1 RJ4510M/100M
• VGA: 1024*768, 1280*720, 1280*1024, 1400*900, 1366*768
• Operating Temperature: -10°C~60°C
• Operating Humidity: 10%~90%
• Power Input: DC: 12V 3A
• Dimension: 300mm(W) x 60mm(H) x 240mm(D)
• Weight: 2.5kg
Cameras
• Image Device: 1/3” CMOS
• Video System: PAL/NTSC
• PAL Output: 720H x 576V
• NTSC Output: 720H x 480V
• Colour Filter Array: RGB Bayer Pattern
• Lens:6mm standard
• IR LEDS:30PCS
• Minimum Illumination: 2 Lux(colour), sub-0.05 Lux(mono), 0 LUX(IR ON)
• S/N Ratio: ≤50dB
• Gain Control: Auto
• Power Supply: DC 12V
• Operating Temperature: -10°C - 45°C

54 Comments

This day and age cameras should be wireless to your home hub, so very cold.
Edited by: "goodfera" 11th Aug 2013

Do you know how easy it is for a criminal to block a 2.4ghz frequency? I would never use wireless.

goodfera

This day and age cameras should be wireless to your home hub, so very … This day and age cameras should be wireless to your home hub, so very cold.



Wireless is NOT a reliable method for pretty much anything....Wired systems will ALWAYS outperform wireless for reliability...
Edited by: "trebor127" 11th Aug 2013

trebor127

Wireless is NOT a reliable method for pretty much anything....Wired … Wireless is NOT a reliable method for pretty much anything....Wired systems will ALWAYS outperform wireless for reliability...



TRUE. But it works 9 times out of 10 and the missus wont like 60 feet of cable snaked over the walls, roof etc. They're funny like that.

Wireless IP cameras are very hackable. Not so much hackable but with a version of Linux you can cause all sorts of trouble with other peoples wifi connections.

freakstyler

Wireless IP cameras are very hackable. Not so much hackable but with a … Wireless IP cameras are very hackable. Not so much hackable but with a version of Linux you can cause all sorts of trouble with other peoples wifi connections.



most wifi connections are password protected.
is there a easy work around?

single_lonely

most wifi connections are password protected.is there a easy work around?



I've read that if you directly access the stream urls of many budget ip cameras, then you bypass their password protection.

The main issue with wifi cameras is that you can jam the connection.

Mind you, as the system above shares a single PSU, then unless the power splitter contains protection, short out one camera and the whole system goes down.

Incidently the above cameras use cmos sensors, so wont be the best in low light conditions.

Edited by: "melted" 11th Aug 2013

renderman

Do you know how easy it is for a criminal to block a 2.4ghz frequency? I … Do you know how easy it is for a criminal to block a 2.4ghz frequency? I would never use wireless.

Indeed when its comes down to it wired for security camaras

renderman

Do you know how easy it is for a criminal to block a 2.4ghz frequency? I … Do you know how easy it is for a criminal to block a 2.4ghz frequency? I would never use wireless.



Do you honestly think your average chancer scumbag will go to the extreme of hacking a wireless security system just to get into the average home.

Most can't see further than there next drug fix let alone be able to tell if its a wireless system or not

Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 11th Aug 2013

Yes, cable system far more hassle and vulnerable in other ways. Some smart wireless will still switch to interference free channel. When savvy neighbours find their wireless not working, attention drawn outside to criminal presence !!!!

renderman

Do you know how easy it is for a criminal to block a 2.4ghz frequency? I … Do you know how easy it is for a criminal to block a 2.4ghz frequency? I would never use wireless.



Cheap CCTV is there to counter scabby plebs from breaking in to steal your electrical items and jewelry, not to stop an international bank heist.

single_lonely

most wifi connections are password protected.is there a easy work around?



Yup but im not going to go into it on here lol. Also you don't need a password to disconnect wireless clients, an old wifi enabled laptop would do the trick. . . . .

The cameras supplied with these units are not very good resolution. We installed this system (max of 4 cameras) at ours, and the larger system (max 8 cameras) at a family members house. With both systems we discarded the supplied cameras and bought swann cameras. Capturing far better, usable footage on both systems.
We purchased from maplin last year for around this price, think they were on clearance.

freakstyler

Yup but im not going to go into it on here lol. Also you don't need a … Yup but im not going to go into it on here lol. Also you don't need a password to disconnect wireless clients, an old wifi enabled laptop would do the trick. . . . .



Or spray the camera with paint.

Fair point - that sort of burglar will be deterred by an alarm. They are just after easy pickings.

Other burglars are more professional, in which case I doubt the way a cctv is connected well put them off.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qrjFeNOsuEY/TTB4LXQgy7I/AAAAAAAAAIQ/AS_6d-YOT2Q/s1600/armytruck.jpg

One of these will probably be more effective.

No mention of the camera spec. You want at least 540 TVL for a decent chance of identifying faces / registration plates. No mention of how many IR bulbs, so the night vision may be useless. Also no mention of USB on the DVR which is something you would expect on basic CCTV systems today.

Not voting based on sheer lack of info!

Cameras are 420TVL, so imagine using your mobile phone from 2003 lol.

whymeAug 11, 2013
Take it you got your lovely cpc catologues throught the door on saterday. Its the highlight of my green recycling bins week.
Roll on next saterday! Hope it gets here early, has the bin men are due on that day to empty him.


1. Stop moaning and tell them to stop sending them.
2. Its actually spelt Saturday.

Biggunspaul

Do you honestly think your average chancer scumbag will go to the extreme … Do you honestly think your average chancer scumbag will go to the extreme of hacking a wireless security system just to get into the average home.Most can't see further than there next drug fix let alone be able to tell if its a wireless system or not



True enough, most thieves are not that bright -> youtube.com/wat…_x8

austinc

No mention of the camera spec. You want at least 540 TVL for a decent … No mention of the camera spec. You want at least 540 TVL for a decent chance of identifying faces / registration plates. No mention of how many IR bulbs, so the night vision may be useless. Also no mention of USB on the DVR which is something you would expect on basic CCTV systems today.Not voting based on sheer lack of info!


or you could check the
Technical Data Sheet (1.92MB) EN
tab on the page yourself and see

renderman

Do you know how easy it is for a criminal to block a 2.4ghz frequency? I … Do you know how easy it is for a criminal to block a 2.4ghz frequency? I would never use wireless.



Not as easy as cutting a cable with a knife

goodfera

This day and age cameras should be wireless to your home hub, so very … This day and age cameras should be wireless to your home hub, so very cold.



still going to need a cable to power the camera.

hot from me

whyme

LOL it took someone 25mins to spot it. take it you was using a lovely cpc … LOL it took someone 25mins to spot it. take it you was using a lovely cpc cctv system.



Or he has other things to do with his time than constantly refresh this thread.

maddoglewis

Not as easy as cutting a cable with a knife




The better ccttv cameras run the cables inside their wall mount, so it need not be exposed, but outside cameras with exposed cables could be mounted out of easy reach anyway.
Edited by: "melted" 11th Aug 2013

goodfera

This day and age cameras should be wireless to your home hub, so very … This day and age cameras should be wireless to your home hub, so very cold.



Never go wireless for CCTV, defeating the purpose of security!

They are worth it. I was broken into a year or so ago, and within a couple of weeks of installing one captured a couple of guys trying to sneak up our back passage in the middle of the night.

Better to be protected, than have nothing at all imo
Edited by: "anthony69" 11th Aug 2013

My Dad's got this. Good bit of kit, but the main unit's fan is annoyingly loud! If you get it, make sure this is kept somewhere where the noise isn't going to get on your nerves

anthony69

They are worth it. I was broken into a year or so ago, and within a … They are worth it. I was broken into a year or so ago, and within a couple of weeks of installing one captured a couple of guys trying to sneak up my back passage in the middle of the night.Better to be protected, than have nothing at all imo



What's your home made gay porn videos of men trying to sneak up your back passage got to do with this deal lol

jut1972

TRUE. But it works 9 times out of 10 and the missus wont like 60 feet of … TRUE. But it works 9 times out of 10 and the missus wont like 60 feet of cable snaked over the walls, roof etc. They're funny like that.


Ive got the 4 camera system and all the cameras are upstairs where the hard drive is in my bedroom connected to the tv. There is no cable over the roof lol
Edited to say i have the Swan system, not this rubbish .
Edited by: "mymymy" 11th Aug 2013

austinc

No mention of the camera spec. You want at least 540 TVL for a decent … No mention of the camera spec. You want at least 540 TVL for a decent chance of identifying faces / registration plates. No mention of how many IR bulbs, so the night vision may be useless. Also no mention of USB on the DVR which is something you would expect on basic CCTV systems today.Not voting based on sheer lack of info!



You will need to buy different cameras as the ones supplied are rubbish.

anthony69

They are worth it. I was broken into a year or so ago, and within a … They are worth it. I was broken into a year or so ago, and within a couple of weeks of installing one captured a couple of guys trying to sneak up our back passage in the middle of the night.Better to be protected, than have nothing at all imo


the last thing you want is a couple of gays sneaking up your back passage in the middle of the night !!!! oO

Have just fitted CCTV at my house this weekend, I don't always understand the argument of IP camera vs DVR based, If you are going to record to NAS or capture card fair enough but having no means of keeping footage in my opinion is useless. I personally have a Samsung SRD442 picked up for £150 with 500GB HDD.
I like being able to search based on time or motion criteria.

As mentioned these cameras listed will be poor there are plenty of areas to save money cameras aren't one of them! I have 700TVL cameras and still wish I could step up, I strongly suggest sticking some more money and up your budget it's better having a setup that will actually help you should the worst occur, rather than think this footage is useless when it does (and then think I wish I spent more on cams)

A good site is cctvdirect.co.uk not always the cheapest but good advise if you love nearby (Leeds) Any question feel free to ask

Can somebody explain why in cheap phone you have 8 MPix sensor (which is worth 4 pounds by the way) but FullHD CCTV cost huge amount of money? It doesn't matter if you have 420, 540 or 720TVL because it is a joke, I'd love to get a CCTV system but getting picture like from Nokia 7250, not being able to recognize the face or reg plate makes it worthless...

Ditto Whyte901 comments above. Another consideration is the video compression that the recorder uses, even when you have better cameras it may look great live on screen but, when it saves it to the hdd it looses an amount of detail through the compression method it uses, artifacts and softness spoil the images when playing back recorded footage. I think what you must bear in mind is that these systems are at the lower end of the budget scale, and echoing the comments from Whyte901, basically the more you spend the better your captured images will be.
FYI - I have given the police footage that I have recorded on my system (which is the recorder which started this thread) connected to 4 swann 700TVL cameras, and they have commented that it has been very useful in identifying the perps.

tiger65

I have given the police footage that I have recorded on my system (which … I have given the police footage that I have recorded on my system (which is the recorder which started this thread) connected to 4 swann 700TVL cameras, and they have commented that it has been very useful in identifying the perps.


I think translated that means "your footage forced us to actually do our job instead of just sending letters with the standard text "unfortunately, in this occasion we could not identify the persons responsible...""

Original Poster

goodfera

This day and age cameras should be wireless to your home hub, so very … This day and age cameras should be wireless to your home hub, so very cold.



Wrong.

1. As said IP cameras are really easy to hack from anywhere in the world, there's even an iphone app publicly available that lets you do it in the app store, who knows who could be watching.

2. Without a DVR you cannot record 24/7 for free, there are cloud based subscription services, i have enough bills and even those record the last 24 - 48 hours max, not ideal if your on holiday. Ip cameras rely on mostly cheap 'motion detection' based recording and your computer must be left on constantly for it to work, which picks and chooses when to work at the best of times let alone when its dark. "I got robbed but my motion detection didn't work / my pc wasn't on" great.

3. The affordable ip cameras are not outdoor suitable.

4. Some ip camera will require an SD card to record, yet another additional purchase + this still relies on crappy motion detection.
Edited by: "Rinse123" 12th Aug 2013

MaximusRo

I think translated that means "your footage forced us to actually do our … I think translated that means "your footage forced us to actually do our job instead of just sending letters with the standard text "unfortunately, in this occasion we could not identify the persons responsible...""


You sound a bit long in the tooth my friend and theres a hint of uneasiness in your comment.
Anyone would think you cant cope with being single crewed following the cuts.



Edited by: "tiger65" 12th Aug 2013
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